From the JMBzine Vault – Oct 22, 2001 – Madison Greene, reflections on my grandpa’s faith journey

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This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion, politics, and many other subjects have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post. – I generally do not edit my past writings, except to fix obvious spelling issues, or to fix broken links (most often replacing with links to archive.org). I do add some more recent editorial updates, which are shown in blue and italicized, along with dates.

Monday, October 22, 2001

4:05 pm

I got to see Madison Greene live in Austin last night! It was a glorious show, but I’ll have to tell about it later when I have more time. (2023 Update: Madison Greene was a very interesting band. I was a big fan and am sad that their music isn’t up on Spotify or other online platforms in any big way.) I’m actually in Oklahoma now for a couple of days (drove from Texas overnight) as my grandpa has taken a turn for the worse. It sounds like he doesn’t have much time left so I thought I had better make a quick trip home. Please keep him (his name is Lawrence) in your prayers that he would have peace in his last days. I know he is looking forward to seeing his wife again (they were married for 69 years until she passed on about a year ago), but I also know there are some fears there. It is so sad to me that one can live all your life for the Lord, but in the end be fearful that you might have failed in some way. I think that is the greatest tragedy of legalism. I know God is waiting to welcome my Grandpa into heaven, I just wish that my Grandpa could be reassured His heavenly Father is waiting at the gate to let him in. (2023 Update: He would pass on October 27th.)

3:59 pm

Zmag.org has an excellent series of essays on the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

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